Guthrie Govan’s 10 top improvisation tips

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Guthrie Govan is famed for his almost supernatural playing skills. Here, he puts pen to paper and shares 10 essential improvisation tips…  1) Think in phrases One specific way to apply the ‘speech’ analogy is to think in phrases when you play. Melodic ideas work generally on the basis of grouping several notes together and then leaving More...

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Luther Dickinson – Soundtrack of my Life

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Interview: Little Barrie

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Counting Crows land in the UK

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Failure interview: Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards

Cult American alt-rock band Failure return and talk guitar and bass in an exclusive interview with Michael Heatley Failure © Ryan Daly Failure are Los Angeles’ premier cult band. Active from 1990-97 but ‘rebooted’ More...